Facebook is the most used social network in the world (more than 500 million people around the world have registered accounts, until the beginning of 2011). The popularity of Facebook means that it is likely that a person you wish to contact has an account in this social network. You can search for people on Facebook without the need to have your own account, but the things you can see in their profiles are limited.
Direct your Internet browser to the Facebook home page. Scroll to the bottom and click on the “Search for friends” link.
Use different search options to locate your friends. You can type your email address to find out which of your contacts have Facebook accounts, or you can type the person’s email name in the “Search for friends” box. Click on the magnifying glass to start a search in the Facebook database.
Scroll through the results until you find the friend you are looking for. Click on your friend’s name or profile picture to go to their Facebook profile. What you can see in your friend’s profile will depend on your Facebook privacy settings; You may be able to see your Facebook wall, contacts and photos, or you may only see your name.
Take the appropriate measures. You can add this person as a friend on Facebook, send him a private message or just look at his profile information.
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